Acacia Coast

After developing an appreciation for craft beer while living in Portland, Ore., Acacia moved to Durango, Colo., for college, and finished her degree in international business in Chambéry, France. After college, she began work with the Center for Creative Leadership, a world-renowned non-profit executive leadership and research organization. During her four years at CCL, she coordinated and managed leadership programs for executives from countless industries around the world. Currently, Acacia works with the BA's government affairs team as the state brewers associations coordinator, traveling the nation in support of America’s craft brewers guilds.

  1. Jetting to Maryland today for Brewers Assoc of MD meeting @ Key Brewing.
  2. Jet plane to the District for BA Hill Climb & Savor.
  3. Headed to Vancouver to speak at 14th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference.
  4. Attending CCBA conference in Long Beach today.
  5. Big thanks to Brewers of IN Guild for hosting BA Qual Ambassador, Dick Cantwell and I at the BIG tech conference in Ft Wayne.
  6. On my way to Louisville for the Kentucky Guild of Brewers meeting.

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Maryland Brewers Focus on Education and Promotion

Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM) held its largest-ever membership meeting in June, with over 65 members and start-ups in attendance. Hosted at Key Brewing, located on the outskirts of Baltimore, I was honored to join the meeting and participate in the lineup of special guests invited to speak to the brewing …More

Montana Brewers Progress Despite Challenges

With the October leaves painting the hills, I landed in Missoula earlier this month for the Montana Brewers Association (MBA) Fall Conference. Over two days, Montana brewers came together to network and elevate their knowledge …More